Mr. Sprague brings with him over 12 years of dedicated, professional utilities experience. He started his career with the City in 2006 and has held several positions, including Water System Operator, Water Supervisor and his current position as Utilities Manager. As Utilities Manager, he is responsible for the management, operations and maintenance of the City’s water, storm drain and sewer systems.
Mr. Sprague holds degrees in both Water Distribution and Water Treatment. He is certified by the State of California as a Water Distribution Operator Grade 5 and Water Treatment Operator Grade 3, by the California Water Environment Association as a Sewer Collection System Maintenance Grade 2, and by the American Water Works Association as a Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist. His priority is to keep the City of Fountain Valley’s water, sewer and storm drain systems compliant with all federal and state standards.
Mr. Sprague is also the City’s liaison to the Orange County Water District (OCWD), Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC), and the Poseidon Desalination Project where he protects the City’s interests on a variety of regional water, water treatment, water quality and water supply related issues.